迦具土

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō

Grade: 3
つち
Grade: 1
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally an Old Japanese compound of かぐ (kagu, obsolete verb root meaning “to shine, to sparkle”, seen in modern verbs 耀う kagayou, 輝く kagayaku “to shine, to sparkle”) +‎ (tsu, Old Japanese possessive particle) +‎ (chi, power, life force, found as root component in terms inochi “life”, chikara “power, strength”).[1] The kanji are ateji (当て字).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ka̠ɡɯ̟ᵝt͡sɨ̥ᵝt͡ɕi]

Proper noun[edit]

迦具土 (hiragana かぐつち, katakana カグツチ, rōmaji Kagutsuchi)

  1. (Japanese mythology, Shinto) Kagutsuchi, the Japanese fire god

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan